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The Use of Gravitational Objects to Make Things Happen

Social gravitational objects are adaptive processes that have been organized as autonomous entities to provide an authoritative context to sustain specific actions.

Gravitational ObjectsThey define the role of the wide context that influences actions or objects and do not belong to the system they are influencing.

Examples of social gravitational objects are: religious commandments, constitutions of countries, cultures, institutions, works of artists, scientific works, etc.

On the one hand, gravitational objects need to foster freedom in order to be bearable. This implies that they need to open possibilities of actions for those who are being influenced. Gravitational objects that intend to force predefined behaviors are unbearable and generate opposition.

On the other hand, these gravitational objects have to provide a security framework for the actions that are being influenced. This framework provides a conceptual action guide to take advantage of the possibilities that are being fostered.

In order to work, structural actions need to be based on gravitational objects. Conjunctural actions can be done without them but leave no trace in the environment. Their consequences vanish as soon as the actions were finished.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org

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